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Art and design Open Day - Saturday 12 March 2016

Story added 16th Feb 2016


City Lit offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London at a time to suit you, all taught by successful artists and practitioners. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, you’ll find something to spark a new direction or develop your techniques and talent further, from photography, fashion and textiles to drawing, painting and print, graphic design, sculpture and much more.

Come along to our free Art and design Open Day on Saturday 12th March in Room 124 on the first floor from 11am – 3pm where our friendly team will be on hand to advise you on which course would be best for you.

Bring in your portfolio to discuss your work to date and enjoy one to one advice on what to do next - whether it’s a taster session, a weekly short course or one of our longer courses.

Rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last inspection, our long art and design courses are a much more affordable alternative to university. They are a perfect way to establish your practice whether you’re just starting out, returning to art and design, or you’re an established creative. They deliver practical skills and techniques, critical thinking and the chance to exhibit your work and create a well-rounded portfolio of work which can be used for further study or job applications.

Most of our long courses start again in September and require an interview or a portfolio check. If you would like to do one of our longer courses and we are able to accept you onto the course on the day, you will get a ‘pre-approved’ stamp in readiness for enrolment at the Open Day.

Our longer courses include:

  • City Lit year of figure and portrait
  • City Lit Bookbinding course
  • City Lit Fine Art course
  • Jewellery new courses
  • City Lit printmaking course
  • Extended drawing for artists and makers
  • The textile course 2: advanced practice
  • City Lit animation course
  • City Lit art history course
  • City Lit children's book illustration course
  • City Lit film school
  • City Lit graphic design course
  • City Lit graphics course: year 2
  • City Lit interior design course
  • City Lit photography course
  • Documentary film making: a practical course (20 weeks)
  • Art & Design Foundation
  • Structured Ceramics
  • Pottery evening course
  • City Lit Sculpture course

YoYou will also get to see student work from a variety of courses at the Open Day, plus enjoy a special discount if you enrol on an art and design course on the day. If you have any questions about the Open Day or our art and design courses, please call 020 7492 2700, Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email

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